Jade Belly Dance Blog wins award!

To celebrate I have added the video feature to my blog – check out this great little Middle Eastern dance vid. Now you can look forward to great dance videos being posted too. I have soo much dance related video footage I need to go through that I was going to wait until I had some ready before I enabled this feature but hey what’s an award without a bit of frivolity to help it along?

It’s always a lovely thing to discover you’re appreciated and I loved finding this little token of appreciation in my inbox! Thank you so much Jewel for your kind words and the Liebster Blog award. Jewel  is quite prolific and has 3 blogs, one on arty things, one on cats (http://kizziecat.blogspot.com/) and one on bellydance, http://jewelsbellydancingblog.blogspot.com/

From what I can work out ‘Liebster’ is German for dearest, beloved or favourite, an award given by bloggers to up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers.

Conditions of acceptance are that I have to mention the name of the blogger who has given me the award, leave them a comment, display the award on my blog, and I have to choose 5 other blogs with less than 200 followers to pass the award onto.

So it’s a nice little share the love thing to help spread the word about new things in the blog world. The trouble is, I got this award a few weeks ago and have been trying to find 5 great blogs with less than 200 followers! First how can you tell and second how do you find new blogs? Please comment below to let me know. I have been only able to find really big famous ones, I guess that is why this award was created, we can find them through friend’s sites. I only really followed two blogs before this (the glamorganic goddess – great site for info on natural cosmetics that can be used for stage but way more than 200 followers apparently – I asked!) and the other is my number one recommendation.

1)       Reece Hopkins blog http://reecehopkins.com/blog/    Reece is one of Australia’s best tap dancers and a pretty smart and thoughtful guy. I really like the blog posts I have read. If you want insight into the life of a professional touring dancer and a male perspective, then this is the place to go.

2)  This goes to my friends Michael and Janie at infotek. The blog is mostly reblogging of articles related to things all website and business owners need to know about. But I would also like to say that these are really genuine people and if you are after a business card designed and want friendly personal service then look them up. http://infotek3000.blogspot.com/?m=1

3)  ??? Seriously I haven’t found anyone to nominate – please tell me who you like. I am reserving the next 3 places for a future blog so let the suggestions roll in. – Update -I found another great blog!!! It turns out a great friend of mine has been secretly blogging away for years and I was none the wiser!!! Beautiful music plays when you go there and her thoughts on her life’s journey as a singer / mum of autistic child / belly dancer / student and all around good person are lovely.  http://syrenofargent.blogspot.com.au/ .

2 More great blogs to find!

playing on the conveyor belt Jade and the Utopian dream choreographers

Backstage utopian dream performance 2011 - Reece is the last man to the right (next to me)

Alright my first attempt at posting a vid – here it goes…

If you didn’t catch it being passed around the net before , here it is a Middle Eastern Flash Mob! Debke , hip hop,  belly dance and all. It is a corporate stunt but it is an original take on the flash mob and I really liked it. Check it out and comment below.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lark
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 03:13:30

    Thanks for sharing!
    Great video. Keep posting please 🙂



  2. Helen Gilmore
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 21:30:13

    Thank you for awarding me the Liebster Award. Love you too 🙂



  3. Jack Stern
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 16:56:59

    Wow! Seeing those people dance as a group was pretty cool. The video was great for a first timer as well. 🙂



  4. Emily
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 18:47:38

    Hi I love your blog page! That Middle Eastern Flash Mob is a riot.

    I absolutely love belly! I am a belly dancer in Adelaide, learning both Tribal and Traditional Belly. I am studying honours year psychology at Flinders University and actually writing a thesis about belly dance and body image – which I think might be associated : )

    I was actually wondering if you or any other belly dancers out there wouldn’t mind taking the time to participate in my short online multiple choice survey about body image. It’s entirely confidential and anonymous and voluntary, I would love the help and also think that it will be a good thing for promoting belly dance.
    This is the link

    Thanks for your consideration, I look foward to reading your future blogs!



  5. Emily
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 10:52:30

    Hi Jade,
    Thanks so much for filling out the survey, I am very grateful. Wow that is really cool that Danielle looked at belly dance too – I agree it is fantastic for body image! With all of these studies we should have some real thorough evidence to make it a treatment lol : ). Thanks so much again,
    looking forward to reading your next blog ;0)



  6. Emily
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 15:16:07

    Oh that would be soo fantastic. I’m hoping to get the data in by the end of next week. Thank you soo much : )



  7. Emily
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 16:22:49

    Hi Jade, that sounds absolutely fantastic. The demographics shouldn’t matter too much. Thanks soo much for your help! : ) Looking forward to it!



  8. Emily
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 16:26:26

    Hi Jade, on second thoughts, it might be better if specified that we’re looking for Australian participants at this stage. Thanks heaps again : )



  9. Emily
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 16:36:36

    sounds great, please let me know if I can there’s anything I can do for you. I will definitely be promoting your blog site to all my belly dance friends



    • jadebellydance
      Aug 06, 2012 @ 17:14:46

      Thank you! I am doing my best to provide interesting content. If there is anything you would love me to blog about. Let me know. If you or any of your friends have a belly dance related topic you would like to write about – I welcome guest posts. Just email me on jadebellydance@hotmail.com. Please send me a copy of your results (whatever they are). I would love to see if you find a correlation.


  10. Emily
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 19:55:02

    Cool sounds good, I will have a good think about it. I’ve promoted this page on facebook and will definitely let my belly friends know about it and see if there is anything new or of interest. I will definitely send you a copy of the results : )



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